Saturday, December 29, 2012

A load of scraps for 2013...

I decided to take a shower this morning and leave the bucket of scrap fabrics out for the kids to sort. This is what I walked out to after 5 minutes....... it's an Aidan fabric monster!

As you can see - once it is all sorted I'll have lots of pretty fabrics to work with in 2013 for the rainbow scrap challenge. Pink was chosen for the month of January. I'll have to create my template for the orange peels and get cutting away so I have things prepped for next weekend. The hubby and I have a conference that week and we are heading out a couple day's early without kids. Grandma agreed to stay with the kids and cart them to school and dance classes. I can't wait to dig in and play with some pinks. I think I'll be doing a snails trail in light/dark shades each month along with the orange peel blocks from the 'Remembering Adelia' book. I may have to do some more birds in the air block too.... I need to spread them out and see what I need to finish off my 2012 Rainbow quilt.

Head on over to SoScrappy and see what others are planning for 2013. Oh - yesterday was 'project' and craft day for the kids. This was one that they have been bugging me for a week to do. This was after about an hour.

and this is this morning's results.

They also got little felt sewing kits for Christmas and after some frustration in doing the thread/needle part - the yarn kept sliding out of the needle causing some frustration. (Mommy got to do that part) They stuffed them and then added the sequins and/or eyes. Emily did a yellow cat and Aidan made a yellow flower. Sometime they will get to the heart and butterfly. 


Ray and Jeanne said...

The kids look like they are having great fun! I used to love Christmas break when we were all home having fun together. I absolutely love the photo of the Fabric Monster! Happy New Year! ~Jeanne

Sheila said...

Love the picture of the fabric monster :D You have some good looking scraps!
Cool craft projects! Lots of talent at your house
Good free pattern web link. Thanks.
Birds in the air looking so good.
I'm looking forward to see what you make in 2013's rainbow challenge.

Kate said...

Cool fabric monster! Even your kids like your scraps. The Birds in the Air block is looking really nice.

Looking forward to watching your 2013 projects develop!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness! The first two photos could be 'before' and 'after' scrap management!

Joanne said...

I think your Aidan scrap monster photo is a keeper. Sounds like you are on top of the challenge for 2013. Happy New Year! Joanne

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love your scrap monster! ;-)

And I love your birds in the air ... I just love quilts with triangles! Birds in the air is on my bucket list of quilts to make. ;-)

Jeanne said...

That's quite the transformation! Love your birds in the air top.

Elly D said...

What a fun photo! Love your BITA it's looking wonderful.
I was wondering what you may be doing this year. I think I'll be doing something with squares and I was also thinking of combining Kathy's challenges . Pink orange peel blocks sound good. :))

Happy New Year!